It was announced at a special Todd Fiscal Court meeting Wednesday morning that Todd Mansfield has been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve as Todd County judge-executive.
Mansfield will fill the remainder of former Judge Daryl Greenfield’s term and he’s unopposed in November to serve another four years after winning a Democratic primary last month against former judge Kent Knight.
District 5 Magistrate Jimmy Turner of Guthrie has been serving as interim judge-executive and made the announcement of the governor’s appointment at the end of the meeting.
Mansfield says he’s intent on working with fiscal court and on ensuring a smooth transition into Todd County for Novelis.
Todd County is in very good financial shape and Mansfield says he hopes to build on positive momentum.
Mansfield previously served as president of United Southern Bank and worked at his family’s automobile dealership in Russellville.
All magistrates present thanked Squire Turner for his service, with Johnny Camp noting that Turner filled the role for nearly three months with no additional compensation.
Todd County Treasurer Tammy Robertson noted that the jail was $476,000 under budget through 11 months of the fiscal year. She says that number is due to an increase in state inmates and ongoing efforts by Jailer Greg Allen to cut costs.
Magistrates accepted a bid of about $25,000 for new furniture at Todd County Dispatch, with the entire purchase to be paid for with grant funds.
In other action, Susan Carroll and Jana Mallory were appointed to the Todd County Library Board.
Magistrate Jimmy Turner